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Make: Orient / Seiko
Type: Analog Quartz
Model: Swimmer 100 Solar
Year of Production: NA
Movement: VD-10-CO Solar Quartz
Hand and Dial: Arabic Black Numerals with Pencil Hands
Lug to Lug Height: 41mm
Lug Width: 18mm
Strap: Hi-Quality Aftermarket Vintage SS Oyster Bracelet
Pouch / Box: Brand-New EVA Type Zipper Pouch
Seiko Epson Corporation, commonly known as Seiko, acquired the Orient Watch Company in 2009. This acquisition allowed Seiko to expand its presence in the watch industry and further diversify its product offerings. Orient Watch Company is known for its own line of watches and has a history of producing affordable and well-regarded mechanical timepieces.
This Orient Epson watch, Model VD10 Swimmer Solar is a discontinued model, hence it has become somewhat, a Collectible amongst the Orient faithful due to its quality, solid construction, colour scheme and accuracy.
Due to its relatively young age, this watch was only given a general servicing clean-up and calibration on 10 September 2023. Its case and bracelet were cleaned via ultrasonic immersion and is sparkling now! It should be able to operate unhindered for the next few years thereby providing the owner peace of mind.
This beautifully shaped silver case also underwent a good rub after ultrasonic cleaning while maintaining its super sexy curves. Most imperfections were removed without compromising the case shape. The crystal is original and was also given a good polish.
The crown is original and is located at the 3H position and is nicely tucked away yet easily accessible. The date quickset works flawlessly by pulling out the crown to the first level, and the second level for hands adjustment.
The case width and height are approximately 35mm (without crown) and 41mm respectively. The lug width is 18mm and the bracelet can accommodate wrists up to 20cm; hence, this watch is suitable for men and the modern women.
The bracelet is a high quality after-market vintage SS Oyster Bracelet that marries extremely well to this timepiece. The bracelet was thoroughly clean via ultrasonic immersion and was given a good polish and is extremely pleasing to the eye.
To the best of our knowledge and expertise when overhauling the timepiece, the watch is 100% original Seiko / Orient components from this particular watch. No parts were replaced with aftermarket parts or modified thereby it is considered in near MINT condition.
Even though the seals and gaskets are present, this timepiece has not been water-resistant tested due to its age.
The pictures provided show the watch’s case in excellent condition and well maintained. The only drawback is the lack of documentation and original box. A nice purposeful carrying case or box will be provided instead.
Bear in mind that this watch has seen many of the previous owners’ ups and downs in life, and should be cherished and well taken care of for the next generation to savour such engineering beauty.
Yes, there are many other same models in the market, but almost all are not in the same quality condition and as well maintained as what you see here. So, it is a no-brainer that this one-of-a-kind timepiece will make an extremely beautiful birthday present for that someone special!
This is a rare Orient Swimmer 100 Solar in stunning condition; so, be unique and wear something that is almost impossible to source.
This is a must-have for the Seiko die-hard fan, and in fact, any serious watch collector!